Dinsmore Continues Chicago Office Growth

June 28, 2018News Releases

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has continued the pattern of rapid growth in its Chicago office, adding associates  Luke S. Curran and Sara Suleiman to the firm’s IP trademark practice group.

Curran and Suleiman are the fifth and sixth attorneys to join Dinsmore’s Chicago office in the last two months. The firm recently added 4,000 square feet of office space to accommodate an attorney roster that has grown 44 percent in the last year.

Curran joins Dinsmore from Banner & Witcoff Ltd., where he focused his practice on trademarks, copyrights, and Internet-related matters. He advises on many aspects of intellectual property law, with particular emphasis on trademark clearance and prosecution in the U.S. and abroad, trademark enforcement, opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, anti-counterfeiting strategies and enforcement, U.S. and Mexico Customs, copyrights, and domain name and Internet-related issues.

Suleiman joins Dinsmore from Foley & Lardner LLP, where her experience included managing U.S. and foreign trademark portfolios on behalf of various clients, as well as advising on copyright, advertising, and social media matters. Suleiman has successfully represented clients in brand enforcement, anti-counterfeiting, and other transactional business matters, working with foreign associates all over the world to protect the clients’ business interests globally.

Curran received his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School with a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law for Trademarks and Copyrights. He received his B.A. in electronic media from the University of Cincinnati. While in law school, Curran was the lead articles editor for The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law. Curran is a member of the International Trademark Association and serves as a Membership Committee Co-Chair for the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago. 

Suleiman received her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and received her B.S. in journalism and political science from Northwestern University. She is a member of the International Trademark Association and serves on Women in IP committee of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago.